We have exciting news. Gramercy is a recipient of a 2011 Chamber Music America Commissioning Grant. We will be getting a new trio from Gunther Schuller. This is such an exciting prospect. Working with Gunther is always a learning experience on the highest order, and his music is terrific. I recently heard the premier of his second tuba concerto – a powerful and beautiful work.
I also want to use the new piece as the starting point for our next big interdisciplinary project, As Far as the Eye Can Hear and the Ear Can See. Gunther’s music is perfect for this – having an almost physical presence in such an ephemeral medium…. It doesn’t seem an accident that his first big success as a composer was the Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee. I think we should try to get a sculptor involved….